Economic Justice

Vendors and traders along Sigida market in Kinshasa, DRC

Vendors and traders along Sigida market in Kinshasa, DRC

This programme encompasses interventions targeting Extractive Industries, Agriculture and Climate Justice, The Grow campaign, The Even It Up Inequality campaign and our work in Financing for Development.

Extractive Industries

Our interventions are driven by the goal of ensuring inclusion of citizens in the management of extractive resources and their optimal utilization towards Africa’s development. We support countries with extractive resources with technical skills in developing sustainable extractive industries that empower local communities and drive national economies using the framework of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and, expanding transparency and accountability in extractive industries revenue flows. We also engage with stakeholders along the value chain to be conscious of the impacts of extractive industries on affected communities, and on women, children and other vulnerable social groups.

We deliver change by:

  •   Providing a platform for African non-state actors/communities/citizens to actively engage with African continental institutions on the governance of extractive industries.
  •  Informing continental/regional policy formulation and the implementation of extractive industries governance initiatives, such as the African Mining Vision.
  •  Conducting effective lobbying and campaigns targeted at African governments and oil, gas and mining companies operating in Africa, to enhance extractive industries transparency and accountability.

Agriculture and Climate Justice

We actively support broader and thematic efforts that address citizens freedom from hunger, right to food, land ownership and climate justice by:

  • Advocating for increased, responsible and accountable public and private investment that supports small scale farmers, especially women in realizing their rights and entitlements to food security, land ownership and climate justice.
  • Promoting increased access to productive resources to small holder farmers’ (including land, seeds, credit, market and water), and resilience to climate related shocks and stresses for increased food production. 
  • Empowering poor and marginalized communities especially small-scale women farmers to effectively influence policies and decision-making processes that affects their livelihoods.

We deliver change by:

  • Production of policy research and analysis on agriculture and on Oxfam’s Global Campaigns on Agriculture and Climate Change e.g. GROW campaign.
  • Targeted advocacy and policy promotion on sustainable agriculture and climate justice continental initiatives and instruments e.g monitoring the implementation of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) compliance and Adaptation Financing.
  • Capacity Building of women farmers including Women Rights Organizations (WROs) to participate in on sustainable agriculture and climate justice decision making forums at the national, regional and continental levels.

Development Finance and Aid Effectiveness

We promote an African finance architecture that enhances and tackles the adverse effects caused by illicit financial flows, corruption and inequality. Our programming builds capacity for countries to reduce dependence on external aid, promote domestic resource mobilization, stop conflict financing, improve natural resource governance, empower women economically and progressively achieve Agenda 2063.

We deliver change by:

• Active Policy Research on domestic resource mobilization and curbing illicit financial flows to strengthen national public finance reforms including tax systems.

• Expansion of Tax Justice and accountability campaigns

• Strengthening of Country programmes on conflict financing and its impact on young people, women and girls.

• Accountability Monitoring and Reporting on the influence of private sector and multinational firms in Africa with a view of shaping models and approaches that improve local capacity, create jobs for the young and curb capital flight.



Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leon, DRC, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Burundi.

Key stakeholders

 AU Advisory Board on Corruption, AU Finance Ministry, AfDB and Regional Development Banks in Africa, RECs, the Private Sector, Global Platforms for Effective Development Cooperation, UNECA, Development Partners, International Financing Institutions, Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – OECD, and Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) among others.